The first generation of PreSonus’ StudioLive mixing consoles combined generous analog I/O featuring PreSonus’ XMAX microphone preamps, a FireWire DAW interface, plenty of DSP, and “Fat Channel” surface control for easy operation.
It’s not every day that Solid State Logic introduces a new mixing console, and since the company has never designed one for live sound, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the SSL Live. The Live console is a natural outgrowth from SSL’s presence in the broadcast industry, where downtime is not an option and the highest audio quality must be maintained. Based upon SSL’s new Tempest digital audio platform, Live is a scalable system supporting 192 simultaneous mix Paths and a staggering 976 physical inputs and outputs. There is local and remote I/O, and the desk can interface via MADI with SSL’s Live Recorder option for recording and playback of up to 64 audio tracks at 96 kHz.
HYBRID DESIGN FEATURES OPTIONAL DAW I/O, VALVE CHANNELS
VERSATILE, COMPACT UNIT PRODUCES CLEAR, VIVID AUDIO
24-FADER/48-INPUT DESK WITH DSP AND DIGITAL SNAKE
COMPACT 8X2 ANALOG UNIT WITH INTEGRAL 10X10 DAW, VST ROUTING
LEGACY SIGNAL PATH WITH DAW CONTROL AND EDITING
VERSATILE YET SIMPLE DESIGN FOR QUICK AND EASY GIG SETUPS
Dangerous Music is leading the way to a brave new world with a line of professional recording studio interfacing tools that facilitate the highest-quality sound of music recorded and mixed inside any digital audio workstation.
It's not often that a manufacturer such as SSL produces an entirely new concept in digital console technology, and it's even rarer for a writer to become overexcited about a new console. Yet, both cases are true with the launch of the C200 Digital Production Console.